Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Art of Play

40.6 cm x 50.8 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

The painting Animus was originally intended to be an experimental painting involving the use of diluted acrylic paint frozen into cubes which would slowly melt and slide down the canvas. Unfortunately, the idea was quickly thrown out the window because the diluted acrylic paint did not freeze properly.

With the original plan out the window, I initially began to use my hands to move the ice cubes around the canvas, but gave up on that and settled on using my hands and fingers as a paintbrush with no objective in mind; a method that transported me back to my days as a child playing around with finger paints.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Geometric Sun

Geometric Sun
Acrylic on Canvas

It is hard to believe that I have not posted anything since late May. Time certainly flies by when one is wrapped up in many different projects. For the most part I have been focusing on painting, hiking, and arranging a new location to show my ice-painting quartet photographs.

The above painting is one of several that I have worked on over the past two months. More will follow over the next week or two as time permits.

The idea for this painting comes from a suggestion by my cousin to create a summer themed painting. Geometric Sun is essentially my perception of summer based on what comes to my mind when I think of summer: red, yellow, orange, sun, and sunrays.